How long does ovulation last?
Ovulation usually takes place roughly 14 days after the first day of the start of a period; however, the exact timing can vary greatly from woman to woman. While the timing of ovulation can vary greatly from one woman to another, the duration of ovulation itself is pretty consistent.
Once the egg (ovum) is released from one of the ovaries, it travels down the fallopian tube. This journey takes in the neighborhood of 24 hours. Ovulation depends on a complex interplay of glands and their hormones, and generally occurs about two weeks before the onset of the menstrual period. Typical ovulation symptoms and signs include changes in cervical mucus and a small rise in basal temperature. For most women, ovulation occurs about once every month until menopause, apart from episodes of pregnancy and breastfeeding. However, some women experience irregular ovulation or no ovulation at all.
The female body shows several signs of ovulation. While these vary from one woman to another, you may experience some or all of these signs:
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